King James and Michael Jordan are the main characters of the GOAT drama. Jordan is oftentimes compared to Kobe Bryant. Well, at least one NBA analysts compares Scottie Pippen to LeBron James.
“Definitely Scottie Pippen,“ retired NBA player and current ESPN analyst, Ryan Hollins said on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. “And what’s intriguing with LeBron James is that LeBron is Batman AND Robin. Like, Scottie was Robin. We saw that when he was playing in Portland. But from playing against LeBron James, I’ve seen moments when he was in playmaker mode he didn’t quite – you know before he grew into his own, he kind of questioned taking that last shot and then we saw LeBron James grow into a player that demanded the last shot, that he made sure that he took over.
“Listen, I’m not going to give no spoilers but, I saw that you had Perk on; we had Perk on and Perk was telling a story where pretty much LeBron demands the basketball to end the game out so, LeBron grew into this guy that questioned how to be effective in games; you know, the pressure of being LeBron James and ultimately owing the moment and in my mind, growing to be the greatest basketball player of all time. So, for me that’s the big difference. He was Batman and also he was Robin. He’ll pass to Kyrie for a last second shot or he’ll hit Kyle Korver. Something that Michael Jordan told you himself on the Last Dance…”Who’s taking the last shot? Me!” [laughs]. Nobody else!”
Scottie Pippen is not the only superstar LeBron James is compared to
King James was the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. He is on his second year with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all noticed that LeBron has been putting out some crazy numbers. This season, he is averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game for the Lakers. LeBron’s team has a 49-14 record and they sit on top of the West. This says pretty much everything you should know about LeBron’s readiness to give the team a title.
King James is definitely a MVP candidate. Many analysts have had great words for his game. Former Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson has nothing but words of praise for the superstar.
In one particular conversation, Johnson said he and LeBron play similar. They also have similar ways of coming down and improving their teammates.
LeBron and Johnson won titles the same way and their games are “much alike.”